on 13 August 2012
Having seen the name of Joseph Campbell mentioned in various other books I thought I'd better have a look and selected this as it seemed per the description to give a broad outline of his work. Initially I felt quite disappointed, thinking there's a lot of waffle here, there were a few factual errors,, it seemed he was page filling without any substance. And then I thought, Ah, it's written for Americans.
He gives his opinions of Freud, Jung, Adler etc, and it seems he knew Jung but he covers this deep subject matter with such a light touch that I remained disappointed.
About three quarters through the book I got a bit more interested however. It's fairly clear Campbell was a knowledgeable man having read much, digested it and then passed on what he had learnt.
This book is too superficial but it has given me a flavour of the nature of his work and I will when time permits try some of his other works.
I'd have to say the book is a nice light read, it's Ok, it's not great. It could have been substantially edited down but that might have removed some of the style of communication......I'm no book critic; just an opinion.